The Chemistry

At the Roberts Group, we use inorganic and organometallic chemistry to solve fundamental problems in organic chemistry.

Our main focuses include:

The Group

At the Roberts Group, we don't accept the excuse "it's always been done that way."
We celebrate our diversity, and we fight to make science more inclusive.

Recent Publications

Nickel Binding Enables Isolation and Reactivity of Previously Inaccessible 7-Aza-2,3-indolynes

Jenna N. Humke ǂ, Roman G. Belli ǂ, Erin E. Plasek ǂ, Sallu S. Kargbo, Annabel Q. Ansel, Courtney C. Roberts* 

ǂ Contributed equally

Ligand-Controlled Regioinduction in a PHOX-Ni Aryne Complex

Alexander Umanzor, Nicholas A. Garcia, Courtney C. Roberts*

Special Issue - 2023 Rising Stars in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

ACS Org. Inorg. Au Most Read Articles of 2023

Insights into the Regioselectivity of Metal-Catalyzed Aryne Reactions

Erin E. Plasek ǂ, Brylon N. Denman ǂ, Courtney C. Roberts*

ǂ Contributed equally

Recent News

[04/25] Our first Science paper on access to inaccessible arynes is live! Check it out here

[04/25] Congrats to Chris Seong for being selected for the ACS DOC GRS!

[04/24] Congrats to Dr. Erin Plasek, PhD on a successful defense! Erin will be headed to a job at AbbVie this summer.

[04/24] Congrats to Alex Umanzor for winning the CSE Excellence Award in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion!

[04/23] Congratulations to Brylon Denman and Chris Seong for being awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships! 

[04/08] Congratulations to Ali Younis for the NSF GRFP honorable mention! 

[03/17] Alex Umanzor has been named a CAS Future Leader! Congrats Alex! Full List of Awardees

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